This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/355
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Hawke Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 13.11.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 1A
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 231 Blackness Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Mechanic, Grove Mills, Dundee
More about James Couttie
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
James Couttie CZ/355 Hawke Bn Royal Naval Division
DUNDEE A.B. REPORTED MISSING.
Mr Couttie, 231 Blackness Road, Dundee, has received official information that his son, A.B. James Couttie, of the Royal Naval Division, has been reported missing since 13th November. A.B. Couttie enlisted two years ago, and also took part in the Gallipoli campaign. Prior to enlistment he was a mechanic in Grove Mills.
Dundee Courier 1st December 1916
COUTTIE—In loving memory of my friend A.B. James Couttie, Royal Naval Division, reported missing, then officially reported killed on 13th November 1916. Inserted by Thomas Brand, B.E.F., France.
Dundee People’s Journal 17th November 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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